Sunday, April 28, 2013

In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites

Via Billy

  
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America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many whites stayed home.

Had people voted last November at the same rates they did in 2004, when black turnout was below its current historic levels, Republican Mitt Romney would have won narrowly, according to an analysis conducted for The Associated Press.

Census data and exit polling show that whites and blacks will remain the two largest racial groups of eligible voters for the next decade. Last year's heavy black turnout came despite concerns about the effect of new voter-identification laws on minority voting, outweighed by the desire to re-elect the first black president.
"The 2012 turnout is a milestone for blacks and a huge potential turning point."
- Andra Gillespie, political science professor at Emory University
William H. Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, analyzed the 2012 elections for the AP using census data on eligible voters and turnout, along with November's exit polling. He estimated total votes for Obama and Romney under a scenario where 2012 turnout rates for all racial groups matched those in 2004. Overall, 2012 voter turnout was roughly 58 percent, down from 62 percent in 2008 and 60 percent in 2004.

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6 comments:

  1. Just wait until these, so very non racist voters, hit retirement age and find that Medicare is barely in existence thanks to there Messiah's obamacare debacle. It's hitting seniors like a rock in the mouth already and is only gonna get worse......

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  2. The End . Third world here we come .

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  3. Does that include all the "blacks" that aren't even aware that they voted, like in OHIO

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